Job and Volunteer Opportunities 2021-2022

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  • General
  • January 2022

General 2022

(Senior) Lectureship in OT/HB (2nd Temple Judaism) (Aberdeen)

Salary: Grade 7 or Grade 8
Institution: The University of Aberdeen
Location: Scotland
E-mail Submission:
The University of Aberdeen intends to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible with a specialism in Second Temple Judaism. The person to be appointed is expected to have a PhD in the field (or to have submitted their dissertation for examination), and a thorough knowledge of Hebrew and Greek, and preferably at least one other Semitic language.
The person appointed will have an outstanding track record of research, and an ambitious research trajectory. The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer will be expected to develop and teach a wide range of subjects within the field of Old Testament studies to undergraduate and postgraduate students both on-campus and online. They will be able to attract and supervise PhD students, and to undertake administrative work in accordance with curricular needs and departmental strategy.
The department offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, usually leading to the Master of Arts, Bachelor of Divinity, or Bachelor of Theology degrees, and is home to one of the largest bodies of postgraduate students in the University. It is ranked in the top 25 of Theology and Religious Studies Departments in the world by the QS Rankings.
The main purpose of this role is to fulfil supervision and teaching requirements within the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History and to contribute to the research environment of the School and the University. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the strong research culture and activity of the department, including by way of the development of external funding applications. The successful candidate will contribute strongly to any forthcoming research excellence framework exercises.
Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 7 (£42,149 - £50,296 per annum) or Grade 8 (£53,348 - £60,022 per annum) of the University salary scale, with placement according to qualifications and experience. Informal enquiries should be made to Tom Greggs, FRSE (Marischal Chair and Head of Divinity), Further particulars can be found on the University of Aberdeen web site.

Tenure-track position (open rank) in the Department of Bible, open to all areas of specialization (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Location: Jerusalem
E-mail Submission:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in the Department of Bible, open to all areas of specialization.
The position is open to all candidates who have attained a Ph.D.
degree, and to advanced doctoral students who expect to be granted their Ph.D. no later than June 30, 2022.
Job requirements:
Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective courses in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at the B.A. and M.A. degree levels). Successful candidates will be expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, compete for Israeli and international research grants, and should display an ability to work cooperatively with colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities and the university at large. Where pertinent and in accordance with inter-departmental needs, a joint departmental appointment or teaching sharing arrangement may be considered.
The Hebrew University’s primary language of instruction is Hebrew. However, the possibility of teaching one or more advanced courses in English may be entertained. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they would not be comfortable teaching in Hebrew will be encouraged to sufficiently master the language during the initial years following their appointment.
Qualified candidates will be invited for a campus visit, which will include a job talk, an interview and meetings with department members.
For further details, please contact the incoming Head of the Department, Prof. Noam Mizrahi at:

Joyce Z. Greenberg Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies

Institution: The Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies of the University of Chicago
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Tenure-Track Position in Hebrew Bible

Institution: Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity
E-mail Submission:
Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the field of Hebrew Bible. The search is open to a variety of approaches and to any area of specialization within the field, understood as the critical study of the Hebrew Bible within the broader context of the history, literature, and religious thought of ancient Israel and Second Temple Judaism. The successful candidate should be proficient in the appropriate languages and demonstrate promise of excellence in research and teaching in the field of Hebrew Bible.

The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s Masters programs and the doctoral program in the Committee on the Study of Religion in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. They will also likely teach and advise undergraduates in the College, as well as graduate students in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and related departments and programs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Applicants should also be able to contribute to the Divinity School’s degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity program. We therefore seek a candidate who is attentive to the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh, Old Testament) within later communities of reception, and who is familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location.
If travel and on-campus visits during the next academic year prove difficult or even impossible, the Faculty of Divinity intends to proceed with online interviews and visits.
Applications should be made online at the portal for academic hiring at Harvard. The application includes a CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references whom the School will contact. Thereafter it will be the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that three references have been uploaded by the referees to their applications.
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Letters of nomination are also welcome and should be sent to Dean David N. Hempton at Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search Office
HDS is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

January 2022

Associate Professor, Jewish History - University of Oxford

Submission Application: 28th January 2022
Start Date (estimated): October 1, 2022
Salary: £48,835 to £65,574 p.a. Grade 36S
Institution: University of Oxford - Faculty of Oriental Studies and Wolfson College
Location: Oxford

The Faculty of Oriental Studies and Wolfson College are recruiting an Associate Professor of Jewish History in the Second Temple and Late Antiquity periods from 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post provides vital teaching for undergraduate and graduate degrees in Hebrew and Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and will be attached to Wolfson College. Primarily based in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and Wolfson College, the post offers the potential for teaching and research links with the Faculty of Theology & Religion and the Faculty of Classics (Ancient History). The research focus of the post is the historical study of Jews in Palestine and the Diaspora in the Second Temple and Late Antiquity periods, with a strong focus on textual sources in the original languages.
You will have an outstanding record of research and publication in the field of Jewish History in the Second Temple and Late Antique periods, a record of successful undergraduate and graduate teaching, including experience of designing and introducing new courses, and the ability to lecture in an interesting and engaging manner. The successful candidate will have a high level of competence in Hebrew, Aramaic and Ancient Greek, experience of supervising graduate students, and a proven ability and readiness to contribute effectively to academic administration. You will also have a proven record of successful collaboration with colleagues in pursuit of common goals and research, teaching and administration, a demonstrated capacity for leadership in developing and maintaining teaching programmes, a readiness to participate in development and fundraising activities, and a doctorate in a relevant field of Jewish Studies and/or Ancient History, complete by the time of appointment.
This position is based in central Oxford. This is a full-time position from 1 October 2022, permanent upon completion of a successful review which is conducted during the first 5 years.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 28 January 2022.

Old 2021

Assistant Professor - Hebrew Bible - Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Start Date (estimated): July 1, 2022
Institution: Berkeley, CA
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University Lectureship in Hebrew Language, Literature and Culture in an Ancient Mediterranean Context

Submission Application: September 30th 2021
Salary: Salary range from €3.746.- to €5.127.- gross per month (pay scale 11)
Institution: Leiden University
Location: Nederland
E-mail Submission:

Associate Professor, Archaeology of Ancient Israel (Job No:976699)

Submission Application: September 28, 2021
Salary: Fixed term full time
Institution: Australian Catholic University
Location: North Sydney
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Hebrew Bible & Ancient Near East (UT Austin)

Submission Application: October 15. 2021
Start Date (estimated): The position will begin in Fall of academic year 2022-23
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
E-mail Submission:

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies (UT Austin)

Submission Application: Nov 1, 2021
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
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Tenure track in Archaeology

Submission Application: November 15, 2021
Start Date (estimated):
Institution: Ben-Gurion University
Location: Ramat Gan, Israel
E-mail Submission:

Position Name Tenure track position in Archaeology School/Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department/Area The Archaeological Division of the Department of Bible, Archaeology and the Ancient Near East
Description The Department of Archaeology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev calls for applications for a Ph.D. level tenure-track position in archaeology at any rank from lecturer to full professor with expertise in one or both of the following general areas of interest:
1. Heritage Science and Management,
2. Environmental Archaeology and Geo-Informational Sciences/Remote Sensing.
Basic Qualifications The candidate should have a proven record of independent archaeological research, fundraising, and publication. The candidate is expected to initiate innovative research in the field of archaeology and the environmental sciences, and to collaborate with colleagues in the department in these fields. In addition to full membership in the department of Archaeology, as a part of Ben-Gurion University research priorities the candidate would be expected to integrate with the developing School of Sustainability and Climate Change.
The candidate should have an advanced degree in archaeology (or anthropology, coming from the USA).
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